14 of the Most Dangerous Misconceptions About Depression

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“I can’t have a despair—it could imply I’m a foul mom.”

Mothers put rather a lot of strain on themselves, however it’s attainable to have despair and nonetheless have optimistic connections and bonds along with your youngsters. Denying your temper gained’t assist—acknowledge your despair and search assist. In the meantime, you’re in all probability doing a greater job than you suppose you might be.

In accordance with the CDC, as many as one in 5 ladies will undergo from postpartum despair. Moreover, as much as 80 p.c of ladies expertise gentle despair or the “child blues”—they’ve some depressive signs. Recognizing you’re not alone can cut back the stigma of having despair. Having despair is tense sufficient, including insult to damage is berating your self for it. These are 10 things about postpartum depression your OB/GYN wants you to know.